Outrage: the FEC tramples Paul Ryan’s First Amendment rights

    Wisconsin GOP Congressman Paul Ryan’s leadership PAC, Prosperity Action, asked the Federal Election Commission for permission in advance of doing something fairly logical. They want to buy copies of Ryan’s published book, The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea, to give away to supporters, in conjunction with a book tour. Of course they’d also help promote the book, since its author is also their candidate.

    In an Orwellian reversal, the FEC responded to Ryan’s innocuous request with not one, but two drafts. The second, “Draft B”, would be a major policy change, calling the PAC’s purchase a “third party contribution” with “excessive personal use.”

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    Outrage: the FEC tramples Paul Ryan’s First Amendment rights

    Wisconsin GOP Congressman Paul Ryan’s leadership PAC, Prosperity Action, asked the Federal Election Commission for permission in advance of doing something fairly logical. They want to buy copies of Ryan’s published book, The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea, to give away to supporters, in conjunction with a book tour. Of course they’d also help promote the book, since its author is also their candidate.

    In an Orwellian reversal, the FEC responded to Ryan’s innocuous request with not one, but two drafts. The second, “Draft B”, would be a major policy change, calling the PAC’s purchase a “third party contribution” with “excessive personal use.”

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    What Provokes Outrage On The Online Left

    A few weeks ago, the Washington Post decided to once again insert itself into Virginia’s elections with its vaunted “macaca” maneuver and help its chosen candidate over the finish line. For those who don’t know, to  “macaca” (.verb) is when a news outlet seizes upon a gaffe by a politician it doesn’t like and then repeatedly pounds on it day after day, week after week | Read More »

    Sickening: The Empire State Building to be Lit up Red and Yellow to Celebrate Communist China’s Founding

    If any of you happen to be in New York CIty today, for whatever reason, take a stroll over to the Empire State Building. If you don’t have a chance to be in the city, pay attention to the news if you can. You may notice something…different about its lighting scheme. It’s not always red and yellow, is it? No, it isn’t. The reason it | Read More »

    Artificial Outrage

    Talk about the law of unintended consequences. Chuck Schumer, Harry Reid and Barney Frank are outraged over the $165 million in bonuses paid to the executives at AIG.  They and other in Congress are pushing for new legislation that will single-out the AIG execs to get the money back. According to some, that’s a bad idea: